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Thread: Gorilla and Lee Liquid Alox

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    Boolit Mold
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    Mar 2016
    western NC

    Gorilla and Lee Liquid Alox

    Hopefully this experience will help others.

    With recent hand surgery, I was going crazy not being able to do much. So, with one hand, I began sizing and lubing some 1500 .45 acp cast that were sitting in a box.

    I took a plastic bottle of Alox and "banged it" a little on my reloading bench to move the lube from one end of the bottle to the other.

    The bottle split open 1/3rd way down one side and all the way across the bottom. Needless to say, it made a huge mess.
    Am trying to salvage and use up what blew out of the shattered bottle the best I can. (Honestly, I was not violent with the bottle!)

    So - lesson learned.

    Y'all take care, Bo in western NC

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    Boolit Master

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    Jan 2016
    Central Oklahoma, on a dirt road.
    I certainly hope you like the smell of Alox. I do.
    "Varium et mutabile semper femina." - Virgil
    Man, ain't it the truth....

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    Boolit Master
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    Jul 2013
    barry s wales uk
    Does smell good doesn't it .add a bit of white spirit /mineral spirit and store the bottles upside down .

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    Feb 2013
    Boulder CO
    Thought that Gorilla Glue & LLA were going to be the successor to Hi-Tek...

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Dec 2009
    Western Colorado
    loosen the lid and set in microwave for 10 or 15 sec that loosens it up

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    Boolit Master Airman Basic's Avatar
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    May 2013
    South of I-20
    I put mine in a container of hot water for a few minutes.

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    Boolit Master 1bluehorse's Avatar
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    Oct 2009
    Quote Originally Posted by Airman Basic View Post
    I put mine in a container of hot water for a few minutes.
    I put mine in the garbage can....forever.

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    Boolit Mold
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    Jan 2018
    I had an Alox bottle that was shipped from Midway that had the bottom completely removed. Of course, Midway, being great, simply sent me a new bottle. But I'm guessing that the bottles don't hold up to a lot of banging. I had a few bars of lead in the box, and it looks like that is what ended up taking out the bottom of the bottle. (I now PC.)

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check